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August 17, 2012

If you heard the Cheap Bastard on KUOW or saw him on a recent rerun of King 5’s Evening Magazine, thanks for stopping by. If you’re a regular reader of the Cheap Bastard blog, thanks for coming back again and again. The site wouldn’t work without you.

If you heard this week’s appearance on KUOW’s “The Conversation With Ross Reynolds,” but didn’t have time or a pen to write down the deals I mentioned, here’s a quick rundown.

1. Free Sail at Center for Wooden Boats on Sunday afternoon, South Lake Union. Get there at 9:45ish to sign up and you’ll get a free 45 minute boat ride around Lake Union on an antique boat.

2. Concerts at the Ballard Locks, 2 pm Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekends, weather permitting. Plenty of room to picnic and listen to great bands ranging from the Microsoft Symphony to the Sedentary Sousa Band.

3. Dancing Til Dusk. Free dance lessons followed by free dances in area parks. Although the Thursday night Freeway Park Dances ended this week, Westlake Park dances from 6 to 9:30 pm continue. The summer ends with a big finale dance at the Olympic Sculpture Park on Aug. 30.

4. Get Out, summer art happening at the Olympic Sculpture Park, 5:30-8 pm Thursdays through the end of August. The event features live music, a fun fast art lecture for adults, an art project for kids and food trucks (if you don’t mind paying for food).

5. Compline is at St. Marks Cathedral

6. Boardgame nights at Blue Highway Games on Saturday nights. No charge. Just show up and you can play any game the store has in its collection of already opened games. Common Folk and Uncles Games have game nights during the week at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue.

7. The Frye Art Museum is always free. So is parking. On First Hill. Go figure.

8. Free concerts at St. Edwards Park on Thursday nights. I’ll need to double check, but I believe this series has ended for the summer.

9. KEXP has free concerts at the Seattle Center Mural on selected Fridays through the summer.

10. Lowes and Home Depot have workshops for kids to build a project the first Saturday of every month. The September project at Home Depot will be building a Goal Post Football game. Times vary. Call your local store for details. Designed for kids aged 5-12. Lowes has its workshops every other weekend.

11. The place I couldn’t remember the name of is the Lakeshore Learning Center in Bellevue. It has projects the first Saturday of the month.

12. If you like free movies you can see free Movies on the Wall on Saturday nights in West Seattle and documentaries on Friday night as part of the Friday Night Meaningful Movies at the Keystone Congregational Church of Christ. The movies are not religious.

13. You can also see another installment of the Harry Potter movie series at the Seattle Center Mural at 9 pm Saturdays and Sundays for the next few weeks.

14. The Free Seattle Walking Tour meets every day at 11 am at Victor Steinbruek Park near the Pike Place Market. The Klondike Gold Rush Museum also offers a tour of Pioneer Square every day at 2 pm.

15. Every Sunday at Gasworks Park the Empire of Medieval Pursuits has some sort of tournament at 1 pm. Good for folks 16 and up.

16. You can watch Duck Dodge Races from Gas Works Park’s Kite Hill at 7 pm.

17. Many Eight Limbs Yoga locations offer a free yoga workshop. The sculpture park also has free yoga on Saturday mornings.

When time allows, I’ll come back through and put links on each of these.

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 20, 2012 4:54 am

    Sites of interest we have link to…Keep Working Keep Posting…

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